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Shooting at the 1948 London Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: August 2, 1948
Date Finished: August 6, 1948
Events: 4

Participants: 188 (188 men and 0 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: BRA Allan Sobocinski (16 years, 237 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Guy Granet (60 years, 316 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): SWE Sweden (3 medals)

Overview

The Union Internationale de Tir (UIT) was gradually expanding the Olympic Program. After only two events in 1932, and three in 1936, the 1948 program featured four events – two rifle and two pistol events. The 1948 Olympic shooting events were contested from 2-6 August at the well-known [Bisley Rifle Range], where many of the [1908 Olympic shooting events](/games/sportgames?year=1908&sportid=SHO) were held.

Medalists